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Adams and Reese Special Counsel and HBCU/MSI Practice Team Leader Roy Hadley served as a guest speaker at the Mississippi School Boards Association annual Legislative Update & School Law Review held at the Hilton Jackson in Jackson, Miss.

Hadley discussed cybersecurity, technology, and the increase of cyber threats to school systems across the nation. Practicing law for more than 30 years, Hadley has been a trusted advisor to high growth businesses, educational institutions, governments, and family/closely held businesses, in complex corporate transactions, particularly those involving technology, cybersecurity, life sciences, economic development, telecommunications, outsourcing and intellectual property. He is a speaker, lecturer and author on topics related to his practice areas.

Hadley serves as Special Counsel in the Adams and Reese Atlanta office and as team leader of the firm’s HBCU/MSI Practice, providing legal and other support specifically tailored to HBCUs and to other institutions that are focused on educating minority populations. 

The HBCU/MSI Practice is an extension of the Adams and Reese Education Practice that has more than a 40-year history of advising more than 100 schools, colleges, and universities in a diverse range of legal issues that impact their business operations.

These issues can include federal funding, grant acquisition and administration, public-private partnerships (PPPs), student housing, campus construction projects, full range Title IX services, cybersecurity and data privacy, IP acquisition and licensing, discrimination and retaliation-related issues, human resources, including investigative services, EEO and DEI training, among other business law matters unique to the education sector.